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Cold engine acceleration problem

I have a problem where my engine wont rev out when the bike is first started and the engine is cold. Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas of what the issue could be? One things warm up everything is fine.

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Never had this. Sounds electrical. If you open the throttle and nothing happens then either the throttle isn't opening, which isn't your case cuz it opens later, or the open throttle is not generating more fuel, which would be electrical somehow. Some people here are fuel injection experts, not me.

My issue is that the cold idle is too variable. Sometimes high to 2,000. Sometimes nothing. Sometimes high then low then high. Something is not right with the cold idle but the manual says nothing about lubing or greasing any of those mechanisms.

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I have a problem where my engine wont rev out when the bike is first started and the engine is cold. Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas of what the issue could be? One things warm up everything is fine.

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You mean it's hard to drive off right after idle is down to normal?

Year, mileage, maintenance? Is your normal warmed up idle set to 1,300 rpm?
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You mean it's hard to drive off right after idle is down to normal?

Year, mileage, maintenance? Is your normal warmed up idle set to 1,300 rpm?
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Yes, it is very hard to drive off after it idles down. It generally lasts for a 1km or so. It feels like it is not getting fuel at wide open throttle. Once you back off to 1/4 throttle or so it kicks back in.

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How old are your spark plugs? Have you checked valve clearances, and synched the throttle bodies?

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Any update on your situation?
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